KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) -- A registered sex offender has been ordered to pay about $460,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to TennCare fraud and theft charges.
A Sullivan County judge on Friday sentenced 53-year-old Danny Anderson of Kingsport to 15 years of probation after he pleaded guilty.
The charges stemmed from about $19,000 in TennCare benefits paid to Samuel Page, a resident of Holston Manor deemed eligible for benefits after he gave Anderson $460,000 from his accounts.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Anderson transferred the funds from Page's bank account between February and April.
Sullivan County Assistant District Attorney Teresa Nelson told The Times News it was unclear whether Page understood what he was doing when he gave his money to Anderson, who was convicted in 1989 of aggravated rape.
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